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Castel Sant'Elmo

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All reviews castle walls degree view short walk to the castle actual castle great view of naples bay of naples entire city funicular railway contemporary art follow the signs cable car worth the effort via toledo sunny day worth the trip worth the climb nice walk
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Reviewed yesterday

It's already a good uphill walk to get here but, as when I visited this time, when the lift is out of order it becomes an Alpine climb! However, the views make it all worthwhile. Stunning views across the Bay of Naples and the city...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank PARIS522
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

......museum and castle have different entries and you must pay separate ticket. Staff at entrace, well, good luck with english communication View is fantastic though, but for that you do not need to enter castle. From top of spanish quarter there are 412 stairs before...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Worth the €5 entrance. Fabulous views. Quite large ramparts that you can walk all around. Best to go on a clear day.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Naas-Man
Reviewed 3 days ago

It can be cold and windy on the top when visiting during winter but the view is amazing and you can see all over Naples. There is also a small art museum.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 212MariaS
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Top looking point in town. Wonderful place to spend 3hs looking at the Naples gulf (and Vesuvio). Nothing to see in the inside but the military place itself is amazing. I recommend to go there during beautiful weather to betray enjoy the view.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank AxDCjr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want to discover Napoli more, have a chance to Castel Sant'Elmo. Museum is good but, scenic view of Napoli is much more better.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank asiliskender
Reviewed January 6, 2019 via mobile

If you are like us and seeing Naples by foot / metro then you will have a bit of hassle getting to Castel Sant’Elmo... it’s rather exhausting as well going constantly up hill, however it offers you panoramic views of the entire city below you,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Pr1nc31
Reviewed December 19, 2018

Go on a clear day - Bite the bullet if there are 2 or more of you take a taxi Walk around the castle once, take photos, breeze through the art gallery go to the toilet and then head off Been there done it, sorry...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank spencerstephen27
Reviewed November 16, 2018

So many stunning buildings in Napoli that this one, even though it's huge, pales comparatively but the views are stunning & also it's a very nice half day trip up by Funicular & then walk down through the maze of old Napoli to Chiaia. Our...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 4, 2018

best place for photos ,selfies etc...do not miss it...use the teleferic to go up [ Montesanto train station - no metro station ] and you can walk the 500 stairs or more to go down ..

Date of experience: October 2018
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Mind K
September 19, 2018|
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Response from guycc1 | Reviewed this property |
Hi it’s on the hill over looking the city and the bay of Naples ,so take the funicular railway up and walk round...at at the ticket office then enter the castle from the bottom...walk to the top there’s not a lot to see on... More
April 14, 2018|
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Yes. There is parking available.
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Norrkoping, Sweden
Castel Sant'Elmo (3 Replies)
Q1: Is this the opening times for Castel Sant'Elmo: Every day except Wednesdays, from 8.30 to 19.30 ? (Can´t find the homepage) Q2: If I only want to visit the rooftop, is there an entry fee? Q3: When it´s closed on Wednesdays: Is the access to the rooftop also closed? Can I get a good view also from the hill outside the castel (or the courtyard if accessible)? /Thanks!
June 11, 2009|
Response fromjjkdc|
I understand it to be closed on Wednesdays. I doubt that there is any access to the roof without paying the entry fee. For some great views (no fee involved), you might want to take the Pedamintina, the 400 or steps from Vomero down to the city. I haven't done this, but plan to my next time in Naples. The steps are near Castel Sant'Elmo.
New Westminster, Canada
Castel Sant'Elmo on a Tuesday (1 Reply)
I'm seeing that Castel Sant'Elmo is closed Tuesdays -- or is that just the museum? It's our only day in Naples, and my only interest in the Castel is the view from it. If that's still available on a Tuesday we might go for it. Although I do see the arguments for skipping the Castel and just getting the view from the Certosa. Advice please?
February 26, 2018|
Capodimonte vs Castel Sant'Elmo and San Martino? (1 Reply)
We'll have one day in Naples on a cruise in late October, and are trying to decide between these 2 sites. Both sound interesting in the guidebook write-ups, and it may depend some on the weather the day we are there--I'm guessing that Vomero would not be very good in rainy or foggy weather. But, aside from the weather, any thoughts on which of these 2 sites to see first and which to save for our next trip? We are hoping to see one or the other of these in the afternoon when the churches start...More
September 05, 2009|
Response fromYakkinYeti|
Did you mean the palace/museum of Capodimonte, or the view point near there? I loved the museum, but it would be hard to spend less than two hours there. I wouldn't suggest a long museum visit in your limited time. I would go for the views. That means Sant'Elmo and San Martino, which are almost next to each other, and are great even without the views. The "must-see" museum is the national archeological museum, just north of the Piazza Dante, and not far from the main churches. --...More